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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of practitioners interviewed

From: Malaria case detection using rapid diagnostic test at the community level in Ghana: consumer perception and practitioners’ experiences

Characteristics (N = 197) n %
Facility type
 Community pharmacies 67 34.0
 OTCMS shops 130 66.0
Practitioner type
 Pharmacists 11 5.6
 Pharmacy technicians 13 6.6
 Medicine counter assistants 43 21.8
 OTCMS 51 25.9
 OTCMS assistants 79 40.1
Highest educational level
 Tertiary 64 32.5
 Secondary 113 57.4
 Basic (up to JHS) 18 10.1
Age (years)
 18–30 92 46.7
 31–40 31 15.7
 41–50 30 15.2
 51 and above 44 22.3
Years worked as a service provider
 1–5 80 42.0
 6–10 41 21.0
 11–20 41 21.0
 21 and above 25 13.0